Many of us grew up playing in playgrounds as children. It was a different time then and in the summer you could play unsupervised from sunup to sundown, taking breaks in order to grab a cool drink of water from a garden hose. Things are much different these days and another of the changes in toy store safety in general.
Nowadays over 80% of public playgrounds have some sort of protective surface around the equipment. Backyard toy store are much different : necessarily about 9% of home backyard playgrounds have any sort of protective surfaces, and most have only sod or dirt 안전놀이터.
According to the U. S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) this leads to over 69% of the 50, 000 yearly injuries in a backyard toy store. These are mostly injuries that could be averted by using some form of toy store tiles or other protective surface.
There are many types of surfaces you can use to help protect your children. Sand isn’t recommended because kids can track it all over and remove it from the equipment area as well as get it in their eyes. Wood mulch is better but constant maintenance and replenishment of the mulch is needed, otherwise low areas and bald spots occur where kids can get injured.
Rubber mulch or rubber pellets are much better in terms of cushioning and protection, however these have the same problems as sand or wood mulch : they too can get followed away from the tools or threat area.
Most likely best protective surface to use is rubber toy store tiles, also known as toy store exercise mats. Rubber toy store tiles are great because you can get many different thicknesses, from 1″ to 4 1/4″. This is great because the CPSC has a fact called the “Critical Height of Toy store Equipment”, which is the highest point that kids can get to on any joint of toy store equipment. Once you know the critical height, you can figure out the thickness of toy store tiles or mulch that’s needed for that area.
The rubber toy store tiles also have holes on the bottom of them so that they fit on just about any surface. You can get different colors of tiles to fit the color scheme of the toy store or make nice designs. They’re also environmentally friendly and made out of recycled rubber. They have interlocking edges so they’re easy to install and the rubber material is breathable and resistant to damage. However, in the event that some tiles do get damaged or worn out, you can simply replace that tile or section of tiles. When building the tiles, a small amount of strong adhesive is used to attach them, that way kids can’t pry them apart. Water dries fitted quickly because the water doesn’t pool up. Lastly these rubber tiles can be purchased in bright, primary colors that many kids love.
This type of protective appearing can greatly minimize the amount of scrapes, cuts, bruises and even the nastier injuries like broken our bones and concussions.